This international research workshop is to create a space for exchange on the role of coercion in peacebuilding. Around 35 international researchers are invited to share and discuss insights from Africa in an interregional perspective. The Kofi Annan Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) and the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) are welcoming you in Accra, Ghana, from 05 to 07 October 2022!
The 2.5-day program is organized in thematic panels allowing for an in-depth discussion of underlying research perspectives and ideas. The first panel brings together scholars who work on varied aspects of coercion in peacebuilding using different theoretical and methodological approaches and aims at conceptualizing coercion. The second and third panel takes coercion into view by drawing from empiric case studies. The fourth panel focuses on regional organizations in peacebuilding, and the fifth panel is dedicated to non-traditional or new state actors in peacebuilding. The latter three panels analyse the approaches of these new or non-traditional actors in how they differ from interventions by traditional peacebuilding actors and, in particular, they discuss the role of coercion in interventions of these actors. All participants will provide short discussion papers prior to the workshop. Every panel will have a chair who guides the session. As we understand the collective aim to be an open exchange in order to define joint research strands, we will not allocate individual discussants but rather want to involve all participants in the discussion. In addition to the panels, a World Café in the beginning as well as a roundtable at the closing day will further facilitate dialogue.
After the workshop, the partners develop a report on main outcomes of the workshop. This report will be shared with key actors in peacebuilding
When: October 05 to 07 October 2022
Where: Accra, Ghana
This workshop is made possible by a financial contribution from the Fondation Avec et Pour Autres.
For more information, please see the attached workshop program.
If you have further questions regarding the workshop, please contact Sophia Birchinger.